Hot ChikN KitchN

Hot Chikn Kitchn Franchise

Hot ChikN KitchN, the fast casual restaurant brand that serves up Nashville-style food that’s kicked up with their signature premium sauces, recently announced plans for a 200-location rollout goal.


We’re all different & that’s cool. However, there’s one thing that unites us all: the love of FOOD. Food gives us comfort, connection & JOY.

Seriously, if we all even pretended to be as happy as we genuinely are when a satisfying meal is set before us, the world would be a much better place. At Hot ChikN KitchN, we’re genuinely THAT happy. Not only do we find pleasure in cooking up a spicy sandwich for you… we also believe in the magic of spreading positivity in our community. We live for the euphoria a delicious meal can provide. Founders Mike Sarago and his son, Anthony Sarago, along with partner Chef Frederic Gilmore strive to harness the power of food to bring people together.

Whether you’re slamming some Chickn & Waffles or munching on Chikn Tenders smothered in one of our unique hot sauces… you can enjoy them knowing they’re made with the best ingredients & infused with love.

Hot Chikn Kitchn Franchise


  • First Year Volume – $1,515,953*
  • EBITDA $385,000*
  • Average Investment – $193,000 – $581,500*
  • Flexible Footprint 1,400 – 1,800 Square Feet
  • Owner Operator to Multi-Unit Operator
  • No Restaurant Experience Necessary
  • Full Training & Support
  • Great Technology
  • Simple Menu
  • Small Towns, Suburbs, Big Cities
  • Awesome Food

*Refer to the 2022 FDD for details.

“As we look to expand our presence, we are exploring franchise partnerships that will help carry us into a strong future,” said Dave Wood, Chief Strategic Officer for Hot Chikn Kitchn. “We have a proven concept that has experienced rapid growth and we are excited to continue with that momentum with partners who share in our vision and are focused on bringing our quality brand to more markets.”

Real Estate

We have a partnership with a great, tenant focused real estate firm which will assist you in the site selection, LOI, and leasing process.

Hot Chikn Kitchn Franchise

Design And Construction

Our construction management team will work side by side with you throughout the design and construction process. From the initial layout, to receiving your complete plans, to selecting a general contractor, to managing the construction process, we’ll be with you every step of the way.


From seasoned veterans to new restaurant operators, our programs are customized to your needs. Our training programs are a combination of classroom-style learning and hands-on training to ensure success for each location. We will be there to train your entire team at the opening.

Ongoing Support

Your support does not stop with the opening. You will have weekly calls with a member of our operations team. This team member will be your one stop shop. He or she will work with you on all aspects of running your Hot Chikn Kitchn restaurant. S/he will serve as your liaison with any other team members that you need to interact with. Your success is our success!

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